Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Who makes a dual HORIZONTAL steering stabilizer??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Truckfan2, Nov 20, 2000.

  1. Truckfan2

    Truckfan2 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2000
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern IL
    I need a dual stering stabilizer (horizantal style) by this Wed. so please help me... who makes one and anyone know where to get one in southern WI or Northern IL?? Thanks

    Have been stuck (once) as of 8/12/00
    "(2H) Where's all the mud?.(4H)...(4L)..(4H)... oh crap"
     
  2. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    5280'
  3. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    5,829
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    I assume horizontal means one on top of the other.......I have a Rancho set on mine, can order them online probably with quick delivery for Wednesday..........

    There was a thread last week about the actual need for a dual stabilizer........many guys think only one is needed.......

    <font color=black>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     
  4. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2000
    Posts:
    6,026
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    <font color=purple>A single stabilizer is fine for tires up to 35"ers but dual for anything larger than 35's.</font color=purple>

    <font color=purple>L8r,

    .Riz.<font color=purple>
     
  5. Truckfan2

    Truckfan2 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2000
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern IL
    No the horizontal are end to end... the Ranchos are vertical- one on top of the other. I had the ranchos on the other axle but the bottom stabilizer got crushed some how!

    Have been stuck (once) as of 8/12/00
    "(2H) Where's all the mud?.(4H)...(4L)..(4H)... oh crap"
     
  6. Russell Keys

    Russell Keys 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2000
    Posts:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Huntsville, TX
    If I'm not mistaken superlift makes the brackets for the end to end style. My brother runs them on his truck. He got them through a company called Jack-it.-Russell
     
  7. shum1

    shum1 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2000
    Posts:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    UTAH
    Can you "feel" any difference on the road with one of these or are they mainly for off-roading?
     
  8. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Posts:
    3,719
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lubbock, TX
    I'm pretty sure steering stabilizers are just used to cover up problems with the steering you make when you lift a truck. It doesn't really make steering any different on mine.

    90K5
     
  9. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    South Central Kansas
    I had the end to end horizontal ones...about $100 through Summit Racing and made by Black Diamand (a Warn owned company) They did just fine on my 33" tires but did more catching small trees and denting. Ended up thowing one away, keeping the better one, and putting it in the stock stabilzer location. The one works great w/my 33s.

    Cruisin in my '73.
     
  10. jcg

    jcg 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2000
    Posts:
    660
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    I've got a Skyjacker set on mine. I mounted them on top of the tie rod to keep them clear of rocks. They definately make a difference. After I got it lifted I didn't have any stabilizers on and I didn't like the steering, there was no "feeling" to it. The truck actually steered too easily, I could drive with my little finger if I wanted. There's nothing wrong with my steering otherwise, I'm definitely not using them to hide any problems. I think my set cost about $100 at my local shop and their prices are better than any magazine prices so it might cost a little more if you mail order them. They use nitrogen charged shocks though, so I think they're worth it.

    Joe
    RIT Mini-Baja http://www.rit.edu/~bajawww
    Team Mudnuts http://www.mudnuts.org
     
  11. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2000
    Posts:
    6,026
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    <font color=purple>They basically help your steering from wandering with larger tires, it makes a great deal of difference driving on the road, it tightens your steering up to help handle better. Try running 35" tires or larger without on and you'll see what I'm talking about.</font color=purple>

    <font color=purple>L8r,

    .Riz.<font color=purple>
     

Share This Page